Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Uinta Basin to the San Rafael Reef

 We traveled a small two lane round to the Nine Mile Canyon that passed through the Uinta Basin where oil derricks pumped every quarter mile in every direction. Hoses of different diameters snaked along the land in every direction. Tanks of water supported each derrick as they marched out to the horizon of this dry land.
 The Nine Mile Canyon was beautiful... petroglyphs of animals along the whole length of the rich valley. After we emerged from the Book Cliffs we stopped on some BLM land and Michael processed veggie oil.
 That night we made it down to the outskirts of Globlin State Park and I got up at dawn to catch the first light and a lone antelope on the slope by me.
 Then we did a "stumble about" through the Goblins. I was pleased that Richard Nixon found a commemorative casting among the hoodoo. Later we left the park and went up to Temple Mountain where uranium was once mined. Then back out to the open paved road, heading south...


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